Monday, July 15, 2019

Some people are using Olakunrin’s tragedy to advance political agenda – Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Sunday urged government and Nigerians to work together and take concrete steps to make sure that attacks by gunmen do not continue to occur against the innocent and the peaceful.

Tinubu in a condolence letter to Pa. Reuben Fasoranti, the Afenifere Leader, over the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, said that taking such steps would honour Funke’s life.

Olakunrin was shot dead on Friday by gunmen at Ore Junction in Ondo State.

“My heart aches with a profound sense of grief and loss over the tragic death of your daughter, the beloved Funke Olakunrin. Unfortunately, some people are eagerly trying to use this tragedy to advance their political agenda.

“I sincerely regret such behaviour for it is wrong and out of place. It does not well fit the moment. This is a time for consolation and genuine condolence.

“Everyone loves and supports you. I am sure that no effort will be spared in identifying the assailants and bringing them to full justice.

“I have been assured by government and law enforcement authorities that the perpetrators of this terrible act will be apprehended and to face the brunt of the law for what they have committed. We have faith that justice will indeed be done.

“But we must seek more than this. All of us who love you must also work together to honour Funke’s life by taking concrete steps to make sure such attacks do not continue to occur against the innocent and the peaceful,” he said.